March 29, 2013 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Washington - Flipsy.com today is pleased to announce the addition of Mac desktops and laptops to the listings on its free website, where users can easily look up "what it's worth & where to sell." With its new listings for Macs, the price comparison engine now includes iPhones, iPads, video game consoles (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Sega), Blackberries, and books (especially textbooks). Users can specify the condition of their Mac and immediately find its cash value as a buyback, trade-in, or sale to a private party. Whether ready to sell or just curious about an item's value, Flipsy.com provides consumers with authoritative information, estimates, offers, and Price Alerts.
* Quickly find the value of your used electronics
* Easily turn a Mac or iDevice into cash or a store credit
* Price alerts allow you to be notified when someone offers you the price you want for your item
* Every item includes estimated value based on its condition
* Save time by seeing offers from many companies all in one place
In its enthusiastic review of Flipsy, CNET stated, "Selling or trading in your older used electronics for some fast cash is quick and convenient. You don't have to deal with pesky eBay fees, or haggle over the final sales price with a stranger on Craiglist. Sites like Amazon Trade-In, eBay Instant Sale, and Gazelle all make it easy to send in a used item. You mark the condition of your item, ship it off, let the company inspect it, and wait for the cash to show up in your PayPal or Amazon account."
In addition to Amazon Trade-In, eBay Instant Sale, RadioShack, Best Buy, BuyBackWorld, and Gazelle, the app includes store credit offers from the Apple Store through its recycling program in association with PowerON. Very popular items like iPads and iPhones may list cash or store credit offers from a wider variety of enterprises (e.g., Abundatrade, BuyBackWorld, BuyMyTronics, CashForGamers, Gadget Gobbler, Monster Buyback, Orange Offer, TechPayout, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, etc.) Also included is a graph over time of the item's selling price on Craigslist. Visitors to the site who do not need to sell their equipment immediately can set up a Price Alert, which allows them to be notified when someone offers them the price they want for their item. Lastly, each listing features a "What's it worth" window that displays the current market value of the item as a trade-in and as a private sale.
For example, users can find their Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 2.26 GHz (Early 2009) in the index of listings or by entering the machine's serial number. A full web page is devoted to each item and includes details such as model number and original price. The 2.26 GHZ Eight Core originally sold for $3,299. The "What's it worth" window estimates its trade-in (wholesale) value at $689 and its value in a sale to a private party (retail) at $964 for a machine in good condition. The desktop's value in fair condition is estimated at $538/$753, and in poor condition it drops to $134/187.
Flipsy also provides details on each company's policies, so consumers can quickly find the company that makes the most sense for them. Items do not necessarily have to be in pristine condition. The website displays estimated prices for items in many different kinds of condition, including: new, like new, very good, good, fair, poor, and broken.
Flipsy was created by the same people who created Direct Textbook, the most comprehensive book price comparison and search engine. Flipsy uses the same technology as Direct Textbook to quickly look up in real time the prices being offered for any item. The results are presented in a table, allowing users to quickly choose the best option for selling their item.
"Need cash in a hurry? Flipsy can help you liquidate your old electronics quickly," commented Morgan MacArthur, CTO. "Want to get a premium price for your like new iMac? With a Price Alert, and you'll be notified when a buyer offers your asking price."
Based in Portland, Oregon, Flipsy was founded by Chris Lindgren and Morgan MacArthur in 2013. Flipsy was created by the same people who created Direct Textbook in 2003, the most comprehensive book price comparison and search engine. Flipsy uses the same technology as Direct Textbook to quickly look up in real time the prices being offered for your item. The results are presented in a table allowing you to quickly choose the best option for selling your item. Copyright (C) 2013 Flipsy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.